Key facts about Northern Ireland
If you're looking for key facts about Northern Ireland, there are good sources of information available online and elsewhere.
Statistical snapshots of Northern Ireland
NISRA (the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency) is the principal source of official information on Northern Ireland’s population and socio-economic conditions.
The statistics produced by the agency inform on policy process within government, academic research and contribute to debate in the wider community.
NISRA incorporates the Northern Ireland Neighbourhood Information Service (NINIS) where you can find information specific to your neighbourhood.
NINIS provides free access to statistical and locational information relating to small areas across Northern Ireland. Information is available across a range of themes, including:
- health and social care
- education and skills
- NINIS on the NISRA website
General Register Office
NISRA also incorporates the General Register Office (GRO) for Northern Ireland. GRO provides a civil registration service and produces summary statistics relating to life events, which inform annual population estimates.
- General Register Office for Northern Ireland (contacts section)
- Marriage and registration
- Civil partnership and registration
- Births and registration
- Order a birth certificate (do it online section)
The estimated population figure for Northern Ireland on 30 June 2010 was 1,799,392. You can find more detailed population statistics and information on the NISRA website at the following link.
Statistics by subject
NISRA also publish information on a range of subjects:
- Agriculture, fishing and forestry
- Commerce, energy and industry
- Crime and justice
- Education and training
- Health and care
- Labour market
- Natural and built environment
- Population and migration
- Social and welfare
- Transport, travel and tourism
Discover Northern Ireland is the Northern Ireland tourist board website, and non-government sources of information can be found on the Wikipedia website.